Updated May 2020:
The MAT philosophy of ‘Fun, Creativity and Achievement’ is embedded fully within our PE curriculum, where our overall intent is that every child gains the physical, emotional and thinking skills needed to enable them to achieve personal success in PE, Sport and life.
The PE curriculum is enhanced by the opportunities given to our children to experience sports such as archery, trampolining and indoor skydiving, and for them to receive specialist coaching in sports such as tennis, football, rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics.
This enrichment dovetails the highly effective extracurricular club provision on offer at the school where a comprehensive range of sports are on offer. Furthermore, we provide exceptional opportunities for our children to engage in a wide range of MAT, local and regional competitive events for both individual and team athletes.
PE is taught on a weekly basis following the unique and child centred scheme of ‘real PE’. Real PE is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and places the child at the heart of all lessons with the ultimate goal of children feeling valued, included, challenged and supported.
From the very beginning of a child’s learning journey at school, the 6 multi abilities of social, personal, creative, cognitive, physical and health and fitness underpin every PE lesson with a view to creating transferrable skills which can be used across the whole curriculum.
The EYFS curriculum and the school’s wider work support pupils to develop resilience, confidence and independence and lead a healthy and active lifestyle, helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy and thus enhancing their personal development.
Within KS1, there is a focus on the development of fundamental movement skills (agility balance and coordination), healthy competition (both individually and with others) and cooperative learning within a range of increasingly challenging situations. Through clear, sequential objectives, lessons ensure a logical progression in attainment, with children in KS2 continuing to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and learning to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
Our PE curriculum caters for the needs and abilities of all of our children, enabling every child to work at a level suitable to their own ability. Teachers support, stretch and challenge all children to ensure every child achieves outstanding progress.
During all lessons, children get the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other as well as them gaining an understanding of how to analyse and improve personal and peer performance in different physical activities and sports whilst learning how to evaluate and recognise their own successes.
Example Learning Journey for the Personal Development Cog and Skill Progression for Coordination and Agility units
By providing a rich and varied curriculum, along with giving our children a wealth of different sporting opportunities and experiences, plus our extensive range of extracurricular clubs, we at Preston Hedge’s ensure that our children create positive relationships with physical activity for life, whilst developing their understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle.